Civil service

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Kabul animal airlift: Foreign Office official sorry for misleading MPs
Senior official Sir Philip Barton apologises to foreign affairs committee for denial of correspondence with Boris Johnson

Matthew Weaver

28, Jan, 2022 @3:05 PM

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‘Time for the truth’: MPs call on Boris Johnson to publish ‘partygate’ report
Cabinet Office officials wrangle over final version of Sue Gray’s findings on alleged Covid rule-breaking parties

Aubrey Allegretti and Vikram Dodd

27, Jan, 2022 @7:31 PM

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A full list of alleged government Covid rule-busting ‘parties’
From ‘cheese and wine’ in Downing Street to ‘boozy’ leaving dos – the number of suspect events grows to 15

Aubrey Allegretti

24, Jan, 2022 @8:51 PM

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Most of UK’s levelling up taskforce based in London, figures reveal
Whitehall-centric approach to regional equality project is ‘frankly insulting’, says Labour

Maya Wolfe-Robinson

23, Jan, 2022 @5:49 PM

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White applicants to civil service scheme accepted at far higher rate, figures show
Black Britons seeking to join fast stream had success rate of one in 137 compared with one in 44 for white counterparts

Aamna Mohdin and Tobi Thomas

23, Jan, 2022 @3:07 PM

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Sue Gray: what is she investigating and what powers does her inquiry have?
The senior civil servant’s long-awaited report will influence Boris Johnson’s future and affect how No 10 is run

Jon Ungoed-Thomas

23, Jan, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Concerns grow that scale of ‘partygate’ is now too great for Sue Gray’s inquiry
As more and more lockdown gatherings are exposed, there are calls for the police to override the civil service investigation

Jon Ungoed-Thomas

16, Jan, 2022 @7:13 AM

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‘From prosecco Tuesdays to thank-you tipples, No 10 has a serious drink problem’
The party scandal engulfing Boris Johnson has exposed the culture of drinking in Whitehall, where alcohol is part of daily routine

Sonia Khan

16, Jan, 2022 @6:50 AM

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No 10 apologises to Queen over parties on eve of Prince Philip funeral
Boris Johnson’s spokesperson says ‘it’s deeply regrettable that this took place at a time of national mourning’

Heather Stewart, Rowena Mason, Jessica Murray and Steven Morris

14, Jan, 2022 @1:19 PM

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Sue Gray: head of No 10 party inquiry is an uncompromising operator
Analysis: the veteran civil servant takes scalps – her findings have ended ministerial careers

Rajeev Syal

13, Jan, 2022 @8:57 PM

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Met police won’t investigate alleged No 10 lockdown party
Force says it does not look into flouting of Covid restrictions ‘long after they have taken place’

Sarah Marsh

13, Jan, 2022 @7:49 PM

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The public can trust the No 10 party inquiry – but who can trust Boris Johnson? | Dave Penman
Only the prime minister can sanction an investigation and if he doesn’t like Sue Gray’s conclusions, he can ignore them, says Dave Penman, general secretary of the FDA union

Dave Penman

13, Jan, 2022 @5:28 PM

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